Late night cravings

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Posted: 03 Jun 2008, 06:34
Hello all!! I am new to posting. Having a really hard time as I am quitting cigarettes at the sames time as going on the diet. I am good until about 9pm then I just want to munch, munch, munch. I am 15 days off smoking and started South Beach the same day. Anyone else having these late night cravings?

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Posted: 03 Jun 2008, 07:11
Welcome!! Congratulations on quitting smoking! That is the kindest thing that you can do for your body. Going onto a weightloss program can help you avoid the normal gains that occur when giving up cigarettes. Sounds like you're doing well, so hang in there! I think most of us get the munchies in the evening--partly because we're tired, or bored. My best solution when I can't resist putting things in my mouth at night is to just go to bed early! It works!! Have a great week, and keep up the good work!
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Posted: 03 Jun 2008, 11:28
im not on south beach, so i dont know what is approved and what's not, but i usually drink lots of water at night when trying not to eat. i used to have a bowl of ice cream at night while watching tv, so when i have a really strong urge, i have a 60 calorie fudge pop. hope that can work for you!
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Posted: 03 Jun 2008, 12:57
brush your teeth, munch on ice, celery, carrots...anything with a helps by putting you through the motions of eating without getting the calories
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Posted: 19 Jun 2008, 06:38
I've not quit 100% (have one cigarette in the evening and chew nicotine gum during the day), but I still have the craving to put something in my mouth from the time I walk in the door at 5:30 until I go to bed at 10. I'm working on making new habits that dissuade me from eating past dinner. Just the small amount of structure in following Phase 1 of the SBD has helped break the crazy cravings in the evening.

I have crafts I want to get back into and I know that will help with the late evening cravings. I also know that the cravings and desire to overeat are signs that I'm not coping with my emotions regarding the eating plan, not smoking and stress from work. That means I need to dig deeper into myself.

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